VANDERSTEEN: Favorite Pre Amp and Amp for the Quatro?

For Vandersteen Quatro owners——your thoughts on your favorite power sources? Interested in your experience and feedback. Dip in and out HERE ===//=== Read our entire Vandersteen archive HERE Hi. I’m Michael Vronsky – the Commercial Manager here. If you’d like details of where to buy this brand AT SPECIAL PRICES (but only for our members) […]

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HARBETH: Easier to drive; specifically Harbeth v Vandersteen?

The thread starts: I’m in an NY apartment, I have Vandersteen 2CE speakers driven with a YBA Integre with 50W. I know the Vandersteen’s are fairly easy to drive and you can use tubes including Music Reference RM-10 at 35W. I listen to jazz, female vocalist stuff.  Now you have the Harbeth Compact 7, which […]

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VANDERSTEEN: Richard Vandersteen: Keep on Truckin’ – by Ken Kessler

First published in 1988 Richard Vandersteen doesn’t look like a typical loudspeaker designer. True, he wears glasses, but his presence suggests a longshoreman or somebody who’d be played by Gene Hackman. And sure enough, he tells you in a quasi-Dukes of Hazzard drawl that he’s been a construction worker, plumber, truckdriver, and electrician. Electronics had […]

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VANDERSTEEN: Any tube rec’s on Vandersteen 5’s

The thread starts: I’m looking for tube recommendations for the Vandersteen 5 series. I am looking to spend no more than $2800 used and think somewhere between 80 to 100+ watts might be sufficient. Have Joule LA150 mk 2 pre and Ayre CX7e CDP and some synergistic and Nordost cabling and nice Nordost conditioning systems. […]

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VANDERSTEEN: 2Wq Subwoofer – test review

Jon T. Gale writes: I often find myself staring in disbelief at this demure box, wondering how Vandersteen could bring so much performance to market at this price point. Providing outstanding performance and tweak-free set-up in a very sanely sized package, the Model 2Wq is most assuredly a best buy. Please click HERE to continue […]

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VANDERSTEEN: Quatro Wood loudspeaker – test review

Wes Philips (Stereophile): Richard Vandersteen was in good form at the 20th-anniversary seminar held by retailer Advanced Audio on November 11, 2006. When asked about his priorities in loudspeaker design, he sat erect in the seat next to me and thundered, “I will not [slams table with open hand] spend one red cent on cosmetics […]

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VANDERSTEEN: Quatro loudspeaker – test review

Michael Fremer (Stereophile): Record playback could have been designed to go from the inside out instead of the other way around. With most pieces of music ending louder than they started, doesn’t it make more sense to end the side at the widest circumference, longest wavelength, least congested part of the groove spiral? Compact discs […]

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VANDERSTEEN: Model Seven loudspeaker – test review

Michael Fremer (Stereophile). It’s difficult to believe that the former top model of Vandersteen Audio’s line of loudspeakers, the Model 5, has been in production in one form or another since 1997. Time passes quickly when you’re having fun. Like all Vandersteen speakers, the 5 was and remains a good value and performance proposition. For […]

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